Daily Football Round-Up Friday 11th January

Here is a quick round-up of the main headlines in football today.

 

West Ham have signed Wellington Paulista from Cruzeiro on loan until the end of the season. The Brazilian is the fifth player to join The Hammers in January and the club have the option to sign the striker on a permanent basis in the summer.

 

Reading have completed the signing of Stephen Kelly from Fulham on a two-and-a-half year deal. Kelly is the third January recruit to join the Berkshire club following the signings of Daniel Carrico and Hope Akpan.

 

Liverpool have ended the loan deal for Nuri Sahin early and he has now joined Borussia Dortmund on an 18-month loan deal. The Turkish international spent 11 years with the German club before joining Real Madrid in 2011.

 

Sergio Aguero seems to have recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered on New Year’s Day sooner than expected. Manager Roberto Mancini expects the Argentinian to be fit for the Fulham game next week.

 

City’s John Guidetti is looking for a loan move this month to another English side, according to his agent. He doesn’t think a move to Italy, which was previously expected, would be possible until next season.

 

Despite the speculation surrounding Danny Graham’s future at Swansea, manager Michael Laudrup has said the club have received no offers for the striker. He did admit, however, that he expects offers to arrive towards the end of the month.

 

Everton manager David Moyes has said he is not concerned about the speculation surrounding star player Marouane Fellaini. The Scot thinks his Belgian midfielder is solely focussed on the clubs push for Champions League football next season. Meanwhile at Goodison park Thomas Hitzlsperger has extended his loan spell to the end of the season.

 

Reports are emerging that Newcastle United defender Fabricio Collocini has requested a move back to Argentina this month for personal reasons. Talks are set to continue between the player and the clubs chiefs in the coming days.

 

Blackburn Rovers have, as expected, announced that Michael Appleton is their new manager following the sacking of Henning Berg.

 

Rangers are looking to move from the Scottish league amid rumours of a structure change that would, according to the clubs chiefs, prevent them from ever being promoted to the top tier. They are so desperate for the move south that they are willing to start as low as The Blue Square Premier League.

 

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